I have a mountain that is 3.28 miles away, and 1444 feet above my home elevation (2145 ft) that is a possible location for a GMRS repeater. If I can work that out for local coverage (family & community EMCOMMS), I would also like to use the tower to mount a remote station in order to hit a GMRS repeater that is 138 miles from "my" mountain. The reason for wanting this capability is because the distant repeater covers my brother's house (165 miles from my house). My idea is to have a high-gain Yagi pointed at the distant repeater connected to a base station radio at the tower, and somehow RF link using two additional Yagis to my home station.
I have hit the distant repeater from a state park near me on my mobile (160 miles, 4500' ASL)....the distant repeater is about 5500' ASL.
I can think of several ways to do this that are most likely not within the letter of the Part 95 rules, but I am wondering if anyone can suggest a way to do so within part 95 limitations.
Yes, I am lobbying my brother to get his Technician license, and if he does so,the GMRS link would be rendered unnecessary.
Thank you for any advice.